In Milan A Fine Line Between Innovation and In Vain
By Elisa Carassai
The Milanese have always been lauded for their effortless elegance - having a way with materials...
By Elisa Carassai
The Milanese have always been lauded for their effortless elegance - having a way with materials and the layering of silhouettes, that is still timelessly chic. However, when it comes to innovating, they are lagging behind Londoners, New Yorkers and the Parisians.Still, there seems to be a light...
The Milanese have always been lauded for their effortless elegance - having a way with materials and the layering of silhouettes, that is still timelessly chic. However, when it comes to innovating, they are lagging behind Londoners, New Yorkers and the Parisians.Still, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel: it is the designers who have been focusing on their heritage and delving...
In Conversation With Dsquared2's Dean and Dan Caten
By Gianluca Cantaro
“Right foot, left foot,” said Dean and Dan Caten...
By Gianluca Cantaro
“Right foot, left foot,” said Dean and Dan Caten when asked about the future plans of Dsquared2, the brand they founded in 1995 that celebrates a quarter of a century this year. Talking with the two designers it’s surprising how, despite the global success...
“Right foot, left foot,” said Dean and Dan Caten when asked about the future plans of Dsquared2, the brand they founded in 1995 that celebrates a quarter of a century this year. Talking with the two designers it’s surprising how, despite the global success of their work, they still manage to live life day by day. “Expectations always lead to delusions...
The Evolution of The Female Muse
By Jessica Bumpus
The idea of 'the woman' was once one of the most prevalent themes in fashion – along the lines of...
By Jessica Bumpus
The idea of 'the woman' was once one of the most prevalent themes in fashion – along the lines of she’s a dreamer, a thinker; she’s someone that goes to Ibiza over summer and skies in winter; she’s someone who speaks her own mind and doesn’t conform to stereotypes etc. You get the picture. Of...
The idea of 'the woman' was once one of the most prevalent themes in fashion – along the lines of she’s a dreamer, a thinker; she’s someone that goes to Ibiza over summer and skies in winter; she’s someone who speaks her own mind and doesn’t conform to stereotypes etc. You get the picture. Of late, it’s something that has disappeared in favour of conceptual trends or industry fads, such as See...
All That Glitters
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Next month, London’s National Portrait Gallery will open...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Next month, London’s National Portrait Gallery will open an exhibition called ‘Bright Young Things’, devoted to Cecil Beaton’s photographs of the colourful, rebellious, extravagantly stylish citizens of London’s social scene in the 1920s. It was a...
Next month, London’s National Portrait Gallery will open an exhibition called ‘Bright Young Things’, devoted to Cecil Beaton’s photographs of the colourful, rebellious, extravagantly stylish citizens of London’s social scene in the 1920s. It was a reference picked up explicitly at Erdem, where the designer collaborated with exhibition curator Robin...
London: Play The Hits!
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s a given that every designer, whether they are based in New York, London or Paris, strives...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s a given that every designer, whether they are based in New York, London or Paris, strives for a unique aesthetic that sets them apart from the international crowd. Yet, no designer jettisons their aesthetic quicker than those from London. Caught between a crossfire of commerciality and the...
It’s a given that every designer, whether they are based in New York, London or Paris, strives for a unique aesthetic that sets them apart from the international crowd. Yet, no designer jettisons their aesthetic quicker than those from London. Caught between a crossfire of commerciality and the desire by the capital to fulfil a characteristically “creative” quota, they often leave behind the...
Walking The Walk: LFW Goes Green
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of sustainability — not just as a hashtag or easy talking point, but as a revolution in thinking that united an entirely new generation of progressive, responsibly-minded designers. Five months on, you’d...
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of sustainability — not just as a hashtag or easy talking point, but as a revolution in thinking that united an entirely new generation of progressive, responsibly-minded designers. Five months on, you’d have thought there’d have been little by the way of additional change. But it has. After several...
MM6 Announces Capsule Collection with The North Face
By Alice Ierace
In occasion of its latest runway show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, MM6 Maison Margiela...
By Alice Ierace
In occasion of its latest runway show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, MM6 Maison Margiela announced a brand new partnership with outerwear specialist brand The North Face. Incorporated into multiple silhouettes of the MM6 Autumn Winter 2020 collection, the collab managed to mix The North Face...
In occasion of its latest runway show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, MM6 Maison Margiela announced a brand new partnership with outerwear specialist brand The North Face. Incorporated into multiple silhouettes of the MM6 Autumn Winter 2020 collection, the collab managed to mix The North Face signature’s Expedition System with the conceptual prowess of the Maison. Resonating with the modular...
Masculin Féminin
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
I didn’t expect menswear at Molly Goddard. Giant dresses — and those were there in spades,...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
I didn’t expect menswear at Molly Goddard. Giant dresses — and those were there in spades, densely smocked explosions of tulle in primrose and watermelon, raspberry and cornflower blue. But amidst the froth were four male models in slim two-piece plaid suits, worn with boldly-striped sweaters or...
I didn’t expect menswear at Molly Goddard. Giant dresses — and those were there in spades, densely smocked explosions of tulle in primrose and watermelon, raspberry and cornflower blue. But amidst the froth were four male models in slim two-piece plaid suits, worn with boldly-striped sweaters or cropped Fair Isle cardigans. That might have been that. But then Rejina Pyo did the same just a few...
Sunday’s Best
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
No-one goes to Westminster on a Sunday, except for churchgoers and sightseers. It’s a reliable...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
No-one goes to Westminster on a Sunday, except for churchgoers and sightseers. It’s a reliable weekend ghost-town — except, twice a year, when the womenswear shows roll into town and the district’s magnificent palaces, parliamentary buildings and places of worship get put to use for services of...
No-one goes to Westminster on a Sunday, except for churchgoers and sightseers. It’s a reliable weekend ghost-town — except, twice a year, when the womenswear shows roll into town and the district’s magnificent palaces, parliamentary buildings and places of worship get put to use for services of an altogether different kind. (‘TUTTO beige’ one soaking Italian tourist murmured admiringly,...
Italy's Fur Industry Endures
By Sofia Celeste
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in Milan’s Fiera Milano City fairgrounds Feb. 20th - 23rd. Now in its seventh edition, TheOneMilano was originally founded as a joint venture, bringing the MIPAP (Milano Pret-a-Porter), MIFUR exhibitors...
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in Milan’s Fiera Milano City fairgrounds Feb. 20th - 23rd. Now in its seventh edition, TheOneMilano was originally founded as a joint venture, bringing the MIPAP (Milano Pret-a-Porter), MIFUR exhibitors and buyers together in one venue.Its organizers, who have garnered the support of Italy’s foreign...
No More Nice Knit
By Jessica Bumpus
By which we mean the cosy or cute sort that calls to mind something traditional or...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
By which we mean the cosy or cute sort that calls to mind something traditional or old-fashioned. This season, London’s designers have become especially creative with their knitwear, promoting it from supporting act to leading role. And not in the way you’d necessarily expect for the winter...
By which we mean the cosy or cute sort that calls to mind something traditional or old-fashioned. This season, London’s designers have become especially creative with their knitwear, promoting it from supporting act to leading role. And not in the way you’d necessarily expect for the winter season - where berry hues and forest tones so often tend to dominate the space as we go in search of a...
The Back Story
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In fashion, there’s usually more going on than meets the eye. Not that you’d know it, or...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In fashion, there’s usually more going on than meets the eye. Not that you’d know it, or necessarily look for it — particularly now, when we’ve grown used to consuming clothes in such a homogenised way. That fact isn’t exactly breaking news, it’s been a full eight years since Rei Kawakubo’s...
In fashion, there’s usually more going on than meets the eye. Not that you’d know it, or necessarily look for it — particularly now, when we’ve grown used to consuming clothes in such a homogenised way. That fact isn’t exactly breaking news, it’s been a full eight years since Rei Kawakubo’s infamous flat collection called out the restrictions of the internet’s 2D gaze — the neat grids of...
London’s Emerging Ready-To-Couture Scene
By Jessica Bumpus
In an intriguing exchange of fashion week capital style...
By Jessica Bumpus
In an intriguing exchange of fashion week capital style this season, it feels like New York is the new London and London is the new New York – owing to the amount of young and emerging downtown designers that currently populate the former (Eckhaus Latta,...
In an intriguing exchange of fashion week capital style this season, it feels like New York is the new London and London is the new New York – owing to the amount of young and emerging downtown designers that currently populate the former (Eckhaus Latta, Monse, Area), and the amount of names in the latter who have put a renewed focus on evening wear,...
LFW: A Visitor's Guide
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
The Americans came dressed like Americans. Or at least, like American fashion editors at LFW do a...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
The Americans came dressed like Americans. Or at least, like American fashion editors at LFW do a dressed-up idea of London-Town-dressed-down, in a carefully-considered blend of transatlantic tones. For some reason, their arrival always seems to trigger two very opposing responses from the home...
The Americans came dressed like Americans. Or at least, like American fashion editors at LFW do a dressed-up idea of London-Town-dressed-down, in a carefully-considered blend of transatlantic tones. For some reason, their arrival always seems to trigger two very opposing responses from the home side, with show attendees either dress wildly up, or defiantly down. (‘It’s the WEEKEND, for goodness...
Does the Personal Luxury Model Have a Future?
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is...
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in...
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in excess of a trillion euros globally, does not seem able to produce the “antiques of tomorrow”...